Mr.360 of cricket, AB De Villers has expressed that the semi-final loss in the 2015 world cup Semi-Final against New Zealand in the 2015 World cup put him in a great shock and that elimination from the world cup semi-final played a huge role in his sudden retirement.
In the 2015 World cup Semi-Finals South Africa faced a defeat against the Host Country New Zealand by four wickets via the D\L method in a rain effected 2015 world cup Semi-Finals and superstar has struggled to come out from the terms of it.
The South African prodigy revels this on a show hosted by Harsha Bhogle, the Superstar voiced:
“That really wore me down a touch but I kept playing, I tried to bite the bullet, I tried to be there. I was batting really well. I still had incredible friendships and memories,”.
AB de Villers is regarded as one of the most successful batsmen in the current generation and in 2018 the superstar decided to hang up his boots though at that point of his career he was at his peak but the time of his retirement the superstar said that he was out of gas and could not continue more on the international stage, however, the former South African skipper added that the defeat against New Zealand played a crucial role behind his decision.
The South African said: “From a personal point of view, yeah it played a huge role,”.
“We got beaten by sport on the night and it was actually a beautiful thing but it was difficult for me to get through that year and to specifically meet up with the team again a few months later, having to go again.”
He also added:
“Here we go again, we have to restart but I am like hold on, I am not over this World Cup. It hurt too much. So yes, I am sensitive and those kinds of things play a huge role in how I feel and my ambitions.”.
In his international career with the South African team the superstar has got 8765 runs to his name in his 114 games and also he has 9577 runs in his 228 games for the South African team.